• Enrichment


    Ms. Sykes-SpED

    Ms. Sykes is a dynamic Special Education teacher with a Master of Arts degree in Special Education K-12 and extensive experience in Special Education literacy and mathematics.  She is adept at developing special education programs as well as ensuring measurable achievements for distinct learners. Ms. Sykes has a proven track record in IEP analysis and development, curriculum adaptation, and team collaboration and training.  She is committed to continuous learning and application of updated district, state, and federal compliance standards to enhance educational quality and efficiency.

    Story Sykes


    Mr. Haddad

    Mr. Haddad-S.A.S.S. Teaching Partner

    Hello, I'm Mr. Haddad and I work with Ms. Sykes in SpEd. I have a Bachelor's in Economics and Business from Texas Tech University.

    Nour Haddad

    Mrs. Widfeldt

    Mrs. Widfeldt-Dyslexia

    My name is Mrs. Widtfeldt.  I am a dyslexia teacher, a mother of 2, and an advocate for students who need a little extra help with their reading.  This is my 20th year of teaching reading.  I'm looking forward to a year full of growth and progress for our students! 

    Karen Widfeldt


    Mrs. Balandran-Instructional Coach 

    I am very excited to have joined the De Zavala family as a first-year instructional coach!  I have 5 years of teaching experience in the lower grades (1st, 2nd)  and 5 years in the upper grades (4th & 5th). I graduated from the University of North Texas in Bilingual Education, then got my master's in education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and instruction with a minor in technology. My expertise is in literacy, writing, classroom management, and creating a positive/welcoming learning environment for all. I am a firm believer that EVERY child has a unique gift, every child can achieve & learn great things when given the right tools and opportunities, and every child needs someone to believe in them. I do miss the daily student-teacher interactions that take place in the classroom!  However, as an instructional coach, I have a greater opportunity to make an impact on student learning by helping our passionate teachers reflect and build on their own craft and capacity. I am an optimist who believes kindness, empathy, and respect go a long way, especially in today's world!

    Brenda Balandran


    Mrs. Flusche-Diagnostic Eval Spec Special Education

    Janel Flusche


    Mr. Schug-Speech

    Nathaniel Schug


    Ms. Dinsmoor-Speech

    Jessica Dinsmoor